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Canola Variety Notes – February 2012

The following canola variety notes provide some information on variety options for 2012.

The notes below do not contain all the varieties available but are ones to consider when looking for options to current varieties being used.

CANOLA

TRIAZINE TOLERANT

Mid Season TT Canola

Crusher TT
Slightly longer maturity than Tawriffic TT
Performed well in 2010 and 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MS (P) to Blackleg, requires fungicide treatment

ATR Gem
New release 2012
Similar maturity to Tawriffic TT
Performed well in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MR (P) to Blackleg
Likely replacement for Tawriffic TT

Hyola 555 TT
Hybrid variety
Similar maturity to Tawriffic TT
Highest yielding TT variety in 2010 and 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MR (P) to Blackleg
Likely replacement for Tawriffic TT

Short Season TT Canola

Jackpot TT
New release 2012
Maturity between Tawriffic TT and ATR Cobbler
Withdrawn from 2011 NVT due to trial seed problems
MR (P) to Blackleg
Likely replacement for ATR Cobbler

ATR Stingray
Maturity similar to ATR Cobbler
Performed well in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MR-MS to Blackleg
Likely replacement for ATR Cobbler

CLEARFIELD

Pioneer 44Y84
Hybrid variety
Maturity similar to ATR Cobbler
Yield potential appears greater than many longer maturity varieties in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MR-MS to Blackleg

Hyola 474
Hybrid variety
Slightly longer maturity than Pioneer 44Y84
Similar yield potential to Pioneer 44Y84 in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MR (P) to Blackleg

CONVENTIONAL

AV Garnet
Consistent high yielder
MR to Blackleg

Hyola 50
Slightly shorter maturity than Garnet
Consistent high yielder
R to Blackleg

ROUNDUP READY

Hyola 404RR
Hybrid variety
Mid early maturity
Appears to have outperformed many longer maturing varieties in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
R-MR (P) to Blackleg

Pioneer 45Y22
Hybrid variety
Mid early maturity
Appears to have outperformed many longer maturing varieties in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
MS to Blackleg, requires fungicide treatment

Victory V5001RR
Victory V5002RR
Specialty Hybrid RR Canola
Yielded similar to Hyola 404RR and Pioneer 45Y22 in 2011 NVT’s in SNSW
Produced under closed loop marketing arrangement
Contact Cargill for more details

Pioneer 43Y23
Hybrid variety
Early maturity, suited to lower rainfall situations
R-MR(P) to Blackleg